|In 1970, members of the Tempe Historical Society began taping interviews with some of the oldest long-time residents of Tempe. This effort to preserve the community's remembered history continues today. Volunteers and interns at the Tempe history Museum have conducted over 300 recorded interviews to date, and most of these have been fully transcribed. The originals are kept in the Tempe History Museum research library and are available for research by appointment.
Transcriptions of some Tempe Leaders' oral histories are below:
The following people have oral history transcriptions linked to their name as well as biographies at Exploration Stations in The Tempe History Museum Main Exhibit Gallery.
Building Our Community:
Surviving in the Desert:
Living Together, Champions of Diversity:
Here are some helpful websites to use when looking up information on Tempe Leaders: